Reginald Hardwick/Illinois Newsroom

News Local/State

News Around Illinois - January 24, 2020

Triple homicide in Danville; Pritzker endorses childhood investment; Champaign bids for high school sports tourney & Obama portraits will be on display in Chicago.

Kiichiro Sato/Associated Press

The 21st Show

The Fight To Save The Chicago Tribune

In 2004, Illinois had 68 daily papers. That number dropped to 59 just last year, according to research from Penny Abernathy at The University of North Carolina.  And the situation for weekly papers in the state was even worse, dropping from 505 to 324 in those 15 years. 

Mark Lennihan/Associated Press

The 21st Show

Yoga Could Benefit Brain Health

Whether it's a brisk walk or a quick jog, exercise just makes us feel better. And we know it's good for our mental health, too. Those benefits have been well-documented in research studies for decades.  When it comes to Yoga, though, much less is known, despite its growing popularity.

Marijuana Leaves

United States Fish and Wildlife Service

The 21st Show

The Law Enforcement View On Legal Cannabis

It’s been almost a month since recreational cannabis became legal here in Illinois. And for months now, law enforcement has been preparing for those challenges as well as some of the other nuances that exist in the new law.

Illinois Public Media

The 21st Show

The 21st—Thursday, January 23, 2020

On today's 21st: It’s been almost a month since recreational cannabis became legal in Illinois. We checked in with the Illinois State Police director about how law enforcement agencies have fared during the transition

Michael Phillips/Ebert Fellowship advisor

News Local/State

Roger Ebert Fellows Preview The 2020 Oscars

In this web exclusive, Roger Ebert Fellows Hal Burgan, Coltrane Zerai-Che, and Xinyi Li preview some of the films nominated for Best Picture in the 2020 Oscars and pick out some of the biggest snubs from this year's awards. 

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